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Citizens lead Fourth of July parade

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Upon learning that there would be no Chamber of Commerce-sanctioned Fourth of July parade this year, Canadian resident Jimmy Hammer decided to form a citizen-led parade. Departing from Canadian High School’s Wildcat Stadium at 10 am on Saturday morning, the route guided participants up Hackberry Trail, looped past Mesa View, past 4th and Cedar, and marched down 6th street to the Pavilion. Approximately 40 parade floats joined in on the festivities. “Thanks to all that took part in the parade and all the spectators!” said Hammer. “Thank you, Sheriff Clapp and the HC Sheriff and Fire departments!” PHOTO AT TOP BY ALISON KENNEDY OF FLOAT BY PARADE ORGANIZERS JIMMY & EVA HAMMER; BELOW LEFT BY CHERI SMITH OF CYCLISTS LACY, JACOB & ELLA MOSS; AND BELOW RIGHT, BY LAURIE EZZELL BROWN OF SANJA HEXT’S MAGA FLOAT

EDITOR’S NOTE:

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EDITOR’S NOTE:In 1918, Canadian’s Fourth of July rodeo was moved to Anvil Park Ranch near Canadian, where the photos on these pages were taken in the 1930s. The photos belong to the Ralph R. Doubleday Collection, and were provided to The Canadian Record by the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center (DRC), in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Center houses the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s archival and photographic collections, institutional records and library. The Dickinson Research Center shares the Museum’s mission to preserve and interpret the evolving history and cultures of the American West through exhibitions, education, esearch, and publications. For those wishing to explore this rich history more thoroughly, the Dickinson Research Center is open to the public by appointment from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, contact askarchives@nationalcowboymuseum.org

Setting The Record straight

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A report in the June 18, 2020, edition of The Record stated incorrectly that the city of Canadian was facing a $125 million drop in property values. In fact, property values in Canadian are expected to drop to $125 million in 2020-21, down from just over $130 million in 2019-20. City Manager Joe Jarosek said this year’s $125,841,723 property valuation has not been certified, yet, as some of the property values are still being challenged in protest hearings. We apologize for the error and for any confusion it caused.—LEB
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Early voting begins Monday; election officials step up safety measures at the voting booth

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Early voting in the July 14 Democratic and Republican primary runoff elections begins next Monday, June 29 and continues through Friday, July 10. All early voting ballots in both primaries will be cast at Hemphill County Courthouse, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm.
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Checklist for Voters

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The following are the minimum recommended health protocols for all voters in Texas. These minimum health protocols are not a limit on the health protocols that individuals may adopt. Individuals are encouraged to adopt additional protocols consistent with their specific needs and circumstances to help protect the health and safety of all Texans.